Posts From the monthly archives: "December 2011"

It’s just about 2012. About a year ago I called Brian to see if he wanted to go to lunch. We met at the Metropol Bakery down on Willamette St., had a quick visit and a sandwich. As ever, we made jokes about practically nothing and laughed. We had done that, off-and-on…(Read More)

“The Vegetarian Epicure” by Anna Thomas was one of the first cookbooks I bought; followed quickly by “The Vegetarian Epicure: Book Two.” After I used both with some regularity for a few years, they slipped to an out-of-the-way spot on my cookbook shelf, barely noticed – except for twice a year. Right before…(Read More)

The first time I ate Shepherd’s Pie was after a flight that had been delayed by snow. Gathered around the table at our friends’ cozy house in the north of England, nothing could have been more perfect for that cold January night. Since then, our version of Shepherd’s Pie that we call Reindeer…(Read More)

It’s just about 2012

By | | Friends, Miscellany

It’s just about 2012. About a year ago I called Brian to see if he wanted to go to lunch. We met at the Metropol Bakery down on Willamette St., had a quick visit and…

Spread has potential to become tradition

By | | Eating In

“The Vegetarian Epicure” by Anna Thomas was one of the first cookbooks I bought; followed quickly by “The Vegetarian Epicure: Book Two.” After I used both with some regularity for a few years, they slipped to…

Winter nights call for Reindeer Pie

By | | Eating In

The first time I ate Shepherd’s Pie was after a flight that had been delayed by snow. Gathered around the table at our friends’ cozy house in the north of England, nothing could have been…